Are you looking to bring your partner and children to New Zealand on a partnership-based visa? The process can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. To be able to apply for a visa based on your partnership, you must meet the definition of partnership and submit evidence to show your relationship is genuine. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) defines partnership as two people of the opposite or same sex who live together in a genuine and stable relationship in either a legal marriage, a civil union, or a de facto relationship.
Please do keep in mind that from INZ’s perspective living together means sharing the same home as your supporting partner. You and your supporting partner also must be aged 18 or over, have the consent of your parents or guardians if you are aged 16 or 17, have met each other before applying for a visa based on your partnership and not be close relatives.
With proper preparation and knowledge, you can make the transition as smooth and successful as possible. Here are some tips on how to go about getting a New Zealand partnership-based visa for your family:
By following these steps and completing all necessary paperwork correctly, you’ll have a better chance of obtaining a New Zealand partnership-based visa for yourself and your family quickly and without complications!
Vandana Rai is a Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser and has built a reputation around her rare set of skills, which could be considered ideal for her legal profession.